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List Rules Games released on the Sega Genesis system only.

List of the Best Games for the Sega Genesis. These are not all the games, but they are the best as voted on by gamers. Sega Genesis was the second console released in the United States by the Sega Corporation. It was meant as a rival for the popular Super Nintendo and offered 16 bit entertainment. The Genesis had multiple successes throughout it's life span, but the most popular would have to be Sonic the Hedgehog, which was the Mario of Sega. This is not to say that other games like Altered Beast, NBA Jam and of course, Mortal Kombat, were not huge games as well. (Every gamer can tell you that Mortal Kombat on the Genesis was a much better version if only for the fact that the characters bleed instead of sweated.)

Since this is the greatest games for the Sega Genesis, vote up your favorites and add your own if they aren't on the list.
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1
660 188
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

2
588 165
Streets of Rage 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

3
429 124
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1994

4
514 169
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

5
251 71
Castlevania: Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1994

6
267 82
Shining Force II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added 1993

7
392 138
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

8
210 57
Shinobi III: Return of the Nin... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993

9
418 155
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

10
276 90
Gunstar Heroes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

11
334 117
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

12
227 69
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1992

13
293 100
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1991

14
249 81
Golden Axe II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added 1991

15
351 134
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1993

16
265 94
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993

17
259 93
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

18
196 62
Phantasy Star IV: The End of t... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

19
355 142
Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1989

20
147 39
Shining Force is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1992

21
276 108
ToeJam & Earl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

22
190 64
Rocket Knight Adventures is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added 1993

23
213 76
X-Men 2: Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1995

24
214 78
The Revenge of Shinobi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
JohnnyChaffin added 1989

25
206 74
Road Rash II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993

26
229 87
Comix Zone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1995

27
234 93
Contra: Hard Corps is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

28
233 94
Streets of Rage 3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1994

29
322 143
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

30
151 50
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1994

31
157 54
Street Fighter II': Special Ch... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

32
245 104
Road Rash is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1991

33
156 55
QuackShot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
triviafan added 1991

34
185 77
Earthworm Jim 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

35
161 64
Castle of Illusion Starring Mi... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

36
104 31
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1991

37
176 74
NHL '94 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added 1993

38
129 47
Desert Strike is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added

39
99 30
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Jim_In_Texas added 1993

40
189 86
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

41
178 80
Strider is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1989

42
203 97
Vectorman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1995

43
107 38
World of Illusion Starring Mic... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

44
206 100
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1992

45
109 40
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funk... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993

46
123 49
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

47
162 74
Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

48
98 34
Beyond Oasis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1994

49
85 26
Phantasy Star II is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1989

50
94 32
Jungle Strike: The Sequel To D... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time